[FFmpeg-devel] H.264 interlaced PAFF development and donations part 2

Martin Zlomek martin.zlomek
Mon Sep 10 22:11:31 CEST 2007

Hello everybody,

I have made a deal with Neil Terry and I am going to implement PAFF
in H.264 decoder. Actually, I have already begun...

On Sat, 08 Sep 2007 19:58:06 +0200, Martin Zlomek <martin.zlomek at email.cz>  

> We'd like to thank those who responded to our offer, however no one has
> come forward to commit to the project.
> As such we are prepared to up the ante. My company is now offering a
> donation of $5000 to the developer/team who can develop the code to
> support interlaced PAFF.
> I am also aware of another offer of $2500 from another company.
> So the pot is now at $7500 from multiple sources now.
> Any takers?
> Any other donation offers?
> On Mon, 2007-07-02 at 10:36 -0600, Neil Terry wrote:
>> As some of you are aware the lack of interlaced PAFF support in the
>> H.264 decoder is becoming an increasingly painful problem. Hardware
>> H.264 manufacturers have begun mandating the use of PAFF at all times.
>> For example Tandberg in their new 8000 series of encoders no longer
>> allows users to disable PAFF encoding when using H.264.
>> The situation will become dire sooner than later as encoder
>> manufacturers stop selling the older generation (non-PAFF or PAFF
>> optional) encoders and customers begin demanding the newer generation
>> (PAFF mandatory) encoders with their advanced features such as
>> sub-second delay encoding.
>> Could the developers knowlegable in this area discuss the scope of
>> development needed to add PAFF support, and time required to do this.
>> Finally my company is prepared to offer a donation (>$2500) to help spur
>> PAFF development and make it a project priority. I'm sure many others
>> who find themselves in the same situation would donate as well.

Martin Zlomek
martin.zlomek at email.cz

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